Sony restructuring in Japan: camera lens plant to close with loss of 2,000 jobs

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Sony to close a camera lens factory, shed 2,000 jobs as One Sony begins to bite

Kaz Hirai’s “One Sony” rescue plan was designed to unite the many disparate arms of the conglomerate, shed 10,000 jobs and make cost savings wherever it could. Facilities in Sweden and the UK have already been closed, so now the company is shifting focus to its operations in Japan. Sony will close its Minokamo site, which currently produces camera lenses for DSLRs and smartphones, with production being moved to factories in Kohida and Kisarazu, 840 staff will lose their jobs. The company is also instituting an early retirement program across its various Japanese businesses in order to push the domestic total to 2,000 — which it must do before a self-imposed deadline of March 2013.

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